Vale Astaire Reed
Vale Astaire Reed, age 81, of Mansfield, died Monday, November 17, 2014 at Country Meadow Care Center in Bellville.
Vale was born on February 18, 1933 in Woodsfield, OH, the son of the late Amos Frank and Ethel Mildred (Kindelberger) Reed. He was a 1953 graduate of Plymouth High School where he played on the first Plymouth Pilgrims football team. Following high school, Vale joined the army serving during the Korean War and in 1959 earned a bachelor’s degree in business and communication from Ashland College. Vale was a supervisor at Empire Detroit and later became a melter at the A.O.D. Vessel. He retired in 1996 following 33 ½ years of service. A true sports fan, Vale was a member of the Ontario Athletic Boosters, was an avid wrestling fan, and was a huge Cleveland sports fan- any sport! He enjoyed traveling especially to lots of unusual and untypical places. Vale was an organic farmer before it was “cool” and was very health oriented. He was a member of the Worldwide Church of God.
In 1955 he married Peggy Lynne Miller and she survives. Also surviving are: 4 children: Valerie (Stan) Rust of Ontario, Vaughn (Amy) Reed of Beaverdam, AZ, Randy Reed (Sherri Metz) of Madison, Frank (Pam) Reed of Shelby; 14 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Michael (Josie) Miller of Georgia. In addition to his parents, Vale was preceded in death by a son, Ricki Allen Reed in 1971, and infant twins, Vicki and Victor Reed.
Family and friends are welcome on Friday, November 21, 2014 from 5-7 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 12 noon with Pastor Matthew Rupple, pastor of Lexington Grace Brethren Church, officiating. Military honors will be conducted by Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail with burial following in Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth. Memorial contributions may be made to Starfish Project of Richland County, 9 North Mulbury Street, Mansfield, OH 44902.
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